• Assistant Professor
Ankit Srivastava

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2013
  • M.S. Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2013
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2011
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, India, 2007

Research Interests

    • Micromechanical Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials
    • Microstructure-based Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Modeling
    • Phase Transformations, Statistical Fracture Modeling
    • Quantifying Constitutive Behavior of Materials by Small Scale Experiments
    • In-situ Mechanical Testing
    • Failure Analysis
    • Microstructure Design

Awards & Honors

  • First Place in the Best Student Paper Award at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX
  • Haythornthwaite Foundation/Applied Mechanics Division Travel Award to attend ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship, University of North Texas, 2010-2013
  • Member, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • A. Srivastava, H. Ghassemi-Armaki, H. Sung, P. Chen, S. Kumar, A. F. Bower, 2015. Micromechanics of plastic deformation and phase transformation in a three-phase TRIP-assisted advanced high strength steel: Experiments and Modeling. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 78, 46-69
  • A. Srivastava, A. Needleman, 2015. Effect of crystal orientation on porosity evolution in a creeping single crystal. Mechanics of Materials, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2015.01.015
  • S. Osovski, A. Srivastava, J.C. Williams, A. Needleman, 2015. Grain boundary crack growth in metastable titanium ß alloys. Acta Materialia, 82, 167-178
  • S. Osovski, A. Srivastava, L. Ponson, E. Bouchaud, V. Tvergaard, K. Ravi-Chandar, A. Needleman, 2015. The effect of loading rate on ductile fracture toughness and fracture surface roughness. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 76, 20-46
  • A. Srivastava, L. Ponson, S. Osovski, E. Bouchaud, V. Tvergaard, A. Needleman, 2014. Effect of inclusion density on ductile fracture toughness and roughness. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 63, 62-79
  • A. Srivastava, A. Needleman, 2013. Phenomenological modeling of the effect of specimen thickness on the creep response of Ni-based superalloy single crystals. Acta Materialia, 61, 6506-6516
  • A. Srivastava, A. Needleman, 2013. Void growth versus void collapse in a creeping single crystal. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61, 1169-1184
  • A. Srivastava, S. Gopagoni, A. Needleman, V. Seetharaman, A. Staroselsky, R. Banerjee, 2012. Effect of specimen thickness on the creep response of a single crystal superalloy. Acta Materialia, 60, 5697-5711
  • A. Srivastava, A. Needleman, 2012. Porosity evolution in a creeping single crystal. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 20, 035010